– use priority inbox
– Pick one thing from your draft items or your starred items and do that thing
– How does my smartphone fit into this?
I don’t know about you, but I hate typing on my phone. Hate. It. Short text messages are ok, but typing an email doesn’t work.
So I never do real work on my phone or even send replies. But triage, on the other hand… triage is easy and fast.
– Do not use push notifications for incoming mail on your phone
You really don’t want to be interrupted, distracted by incoming mail while you’re doing actual work. You decide when to process your inbox.